Skin ages with time. The aging is not only because of the passing years but also sun exposure. Sun exposure ages skin much faster. The UV rays in the sun damage the skin and the underlying collagen. Let us find out more about what collagen is and how it can be used to get the young look again.
Collagen is the main material found in the second layer of skin called the dermis. What we see on our body is called the epidermis. Dermis lies just below the epidermis. Collagen and elastin create a structure of mesh and that gives support to our skin. With aging, this collagen reduces and the skin begins sagging. You can see the hollow looking cheeks of old people. That is because of depletion of collagen. By injecting collagen doctors repair many wrinkles and the hollow look.
To remove the sagging look and the wrinkles, doctors inject or implant collagen with a find needle at the site. The collagen is most of the times of bovine source. Human collagen may also be used. Both types are accepted by a majority of the people. With a little injection you can get your youth again. The body reabsorbs the collagen over some months and you will need the injections again. But that is a small price to pay for the youth you get with collagen. Give new look to your skin with collagen implants. Consult your doctor for details.
Athré Facial Aesthetics is proud to be one of the few practices in Houston to offer the BTL Exilis Ultra Treatment system. The BTL Exilis Ultra uses a combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound to tighten skin, grow new collagen, rearrange and tighten existing collagen bundles, and reduce subcutaneous fat.
Radio frequency skin tightening (RF) is an aesthetic technique that uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate subdermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.Several companies manufacture RF devices, including Thermage by Solta Medical, Venus Freeze by Venus Concept, VelaShape by Syneron, Exilis by BTL, and 3DEEP by Endymed. Alternative techniques include Laser Resurfacing and certain Ultrasound alternatives. Typically, treatment requires a series of 8-12 treatment sessions lasting 30–45 minutes. Devices have different penetration depths depending on the number of electrodes (monopolar, bipolar, or unipolar).
Dr. Athré is one of the few cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston who is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified in Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery.Read more